Today, as more business transactions move online, businesses have an even greater need to keep computers and networks secure. Hackers and cyber-terrorist threats have caused enterprises to fortify their infrastructure and data security. Because of these threats and security breaches, government agencies and corporate clients have demanded improved security and poured over corporate security process and procedures. This certificate prepares students for a wide range of career levels in information technology and more specifically the security field. Topics include Information Security Essentials, Security Architecture and Design, Hacking, Incident Response, Forensics and Application Security. Elective classes offer students preparation for industry wide vendor-neutral certifications including Security+, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).